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Ocean Signal rescueME PLB, GPS, NZ buyer

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  • We have been stopped for the second time after obtaining approval to sell the rescueME PLB1 NZ coded unit direct into NZ from Australia... Why? Because we were much cheaper and have upset a few people in the wholesale / retail trade... So now we are back to promoting the Australian Coded unit which New Zealanders can register with AMSA in Australia... Did we mention who actually monitors the signal...

When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to the Rescue Coordination Center Canberra via satellite link. Rescue services are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location.

More information in SkippersMate Blog...
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  • As you can see the Australian 50 cent coin is about a quarter of the PLBs size. The pouch is attached to it with the lanyard. Incase it is activated in the water the unit will float because of the attchment
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RRP: $345.00
$317.00 (You save $28.00)
Pricing includes delivery to Au / NZ | Despatched within 1 business day
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 Product Description

SkippersMate Sorry Announcement:


... So I started actively promoting my New Zealand coded Ocean Signal PLB’s there and, even posting them by Express service, could land them into NZ for under $400 so that no customs duty is payable. I always allowed 3-5 days for them to arrive but recent feedback from delighted customers has informed me that 48hrs transit time is not unusual.


This was a Win-Win situation for both seller and customer but in doing this I have seriously pissed off the NZ Agent by selling PLB’s to you at an affordable price. His complaint for the second time, has been upheld by the manufacturer and stopped the Australian Agent who was initially very supportive of my venture and must now refuse to allow me to sell New Zealand-coded PLB’s into New Zealand therefore allowing the local agent and retailers to maintain their traditional profit margins.


However, all is not lost………….Australian-coded PLB’s are just as effective. The only difference is that you register them with AMSA in Canberra and not ----- in Wellington. They work exactly the same, anywhere in the world and any stories you hear about them having to be NZ-coded to operate them if you live in New Zealand is just rubbish.

Contact me... Peter J Hackett

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Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 (Australian Coded)

  • 30% smaller (typ) by volume
  • Lightweight at 116grm
  • Easily fits in lifejacket, shirt pocket, backpack, hiking gear, 4x4 glove box
  • Retractable Antenna
  • 7 Year Battery Life
  • 7 year warranty
  • High brightness strobe light >1candela
  • 66 channel GPS receiver
  • Unique mounting clip and flotation lanyard
  • Waterproof to 15 metres
  • Drop Test to 1 metre

Wherever you are at sea or on land, the Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button.

The rescueMe PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. A simple spring loaded flap covers the activation button preventing inadvertent use.

rescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognised worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments there are NO CHARGES to use this service.

When activated the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to the Rescue Coordination Centre - Canberra via satellite link. Rescue services are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location. Internationally Register at: www.beacons.amsa.gov.au or phone +61 2 62795766

PLB1 Specifications 

406MHz Satellite Transmitter
Frequency: 406040MHz
Tolerance: ±1kHz
Stability: 2ppb/100ms
Output Power: 5watts (nominal)
Modulation Phase: ±11radians (peak)
Emission Designator: 16K0G1D
Encoding Bi-phase: L
Data Rate: 400bps
Duration: 520ms 

121.5MHz Homing Beacon
Frequency: 121.5MHz
Stability: ±50ppm
Output Power: 25-100mW PERP
Modulation Swept Tone: AM
Emission Designator: 3K20A3X
Modulation Depth: 85-100%
Sweep Range: 400Hz – 1300Hz 

Low Duty Cycle Strobe Light
Light Type: High intensity LED
Output Power: ~1candela 

GPS Receiver
Sensitivity Cold Start: -148dBm
Sensitivity Re-acquisition: -163dBm
Satellites channels tracked: 60
GPS Antenna: Microstrip patch 

Type: Lithium Primary
Chemistry: Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO2)
Operational Life: >24hours @ -20°C 

Operating Temperature Range: -20°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature Range: -30°C to +70°C 

Waterproof: 15metres at +20°C
Drop Test: 1metre @ -30°C 

Height: 77mm
Width: 51mm
Depth: 32.5mm
Weight: 116g 

Cospas-Sarsat: T001 / T007 

ETSIEN302 152
FCCCFR47 part 95K


 Product Videos

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 Warranty Information


Your Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 is warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 7 years from the date of purchase.

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 Product Reviews

  1. Now I have it I hope I never have to use it

    Posted by Ivan on 8th Oct 2014

    Not often you buy something and hope you never have to use it. Smaller than I expected. The PELB arrived in 3 days and that is quicker than I get something from the other side of town

  2. Rescue Me PLB

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Sep 2014

    An excellent 'little' PLB. Smaller than I thought but still looks easy enough to use if required. Doesn't weigh anything or take up space. Would recommend other people looking for a small (the smallest) PLB.

    Product arrived within 3 days. Excellent tracking service.

  3. Lost In Post

    Posted by John G on 27th Aug 2014

    Hi Peter
    Replacement PLB arrived safe and sound today. Many thanks for your trouble and excellent customer service. Good luck with sorting out the first one.

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